Preston car hire

Preston car hire

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Preston, ENG, United Kingdom
28 Oct — 4 Nov
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Preston, ENG, United Kingdom
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Preston car hire information

Pick-up locationPreston
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, People carrier, Standard, Standard estate car, Supplier choice
Hire locations14
Popular agenciesEuropcar, keddy by Europcar

Cheap car hire in Preston

Economy£36/day
Compact£37/day
Intermediate£40/day
Standard£77/day
People carrier£86/day
Mini£36/day
Intermediate SUV£44/day
Supplier choice£48/day
Compact estate car£58/day
Intermediate estate car£64/day
Standard estate car£70/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Preston car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Preston
Enterprise
Locations in Preston
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 Oct 2017
Brilliant thanks was looked after with great comfort & with respect. ******
Sunnycars
3 locations in Preston
Sunnycars
Locations in Preston
Recent reviews
From £33/day
Arnold Clark
1 location in Preston
Arnold Clark
Locations in Preston
Recent reviews
Easirent
1 location in Preston
Easirent
Locations in Preston
Recent reviews
From £15/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Preston
Europcar
Locations in Preston
Recent reviews
Firefly
1 location in Preston
Firefly
Locations in Preston
Recent reviews
Free2Move
1 location in Preston
Free2Move
Locations in Preston
Recent reviews
From £16/day
Hertz
1 location in Preston
Hertz
Locations in Preston
Recent reviews
From £13/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
1 location in Preston
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Preston
Recent reviews
Sixt
1 location in Preston
Sixt
Locations in Preston
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Preston
Thrifty
Locations in Preston
Recent reviews
One traveller who hired a car in Preston gave the car agency they used an average rating of 10.0

Car hire locations in or near Preston

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£22/day

Good deal

£15/day

When to book a car hire in Preston

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Preston

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Preston car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Preston.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Preston car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Preston

  • Preston is a gem tucked away in the north west of England, offering plenty to do and see both in the city centre and further out. However, the best way to see the sites is with your own vehicle, saving you time waiting for public transport or money paying for taxis. By booking car hire in Preston through KAYAK, you can find the perfect car for your trip and discover everything the city and surrounding area has to offer.​ This includes hidden gems such as Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary and the Avenham and Miller Parks, that are easily accessible by car.
  • Preston's convenient location means it sits close to two major UK airports: Liverpool Airport LPL (30 miles away) and Manchester Airport MAN (33 miles away) where you can collect your car. You can also find plenty of car hire locations in the heart of Preston, dotted around the city that is dominated by the vibrant University of Central Lancashire. These are ideally located for making your journey as easy as possible, offering close links with Preston’s railway station and the number of major motorways nearby that take you to cities like Manchester, Liverpool, and the rest of the United Kingdom.
  • Driving around Preston is relatively straightforward, so there is nothing major to worry about. However, if heading into the city centre, particularly near the railway station, you need to be careful: local authorities have implemented a number of measures to help with congestion including one way streets, no right turns, and parking limitations. As when visiting any city, plan your journey well beforehand and be alert to road signs with your Preston car hire.
  • Rush hour, from 8:00 to 10:00 in the morning and 17:00 to 19:00 in the afternoon, is the busiest time for Preston’s streets, so avoid driving at these times if possible at all. If you find yourself in traffic, don’t think about taking advantage of a free bus lane: this is one of the most common ways that local people land themselves with fines so is something you should be careful to avoid.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Preston for £15 or less
  • Book your car hire in Preston at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Preston are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Preston

  • Some car hire companies in Preston which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Preston costs £22 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£27/day) and Europcar (£45/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 777 Blackpool Road PR21XH (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Preston is £5.18 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £62 and £83, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Preston.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Manchester airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo and Dollar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Manchester airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo and Dollar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Preston costs £24 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Preston costs £41 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Preston costs £29 per day, on average.

  • In Preston, cars are most frequently hired at keddy by Europcar 777 Blackpool Road (1 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Preston costs £153 per week (£22 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Preston costs £654 per month (£22 per day).

  • The area around Preston enjoys a mixture of urban areas and rolling countryside, so your hire car should be suited to how you plan on spending your time. The most popular choice of car hire in Preston is Economy class, offering a nice and simple way to get around the city and the surrounding area. If you are planning on spending more time in the rugged Lancashire countryside, then consider hiring a 4X4 at a reasonable price, while travellers may prefer the many other offers available including premium, people carriers, and even luxury cars.

  • In attempts to bring inner-city traffic under control, many zones now use 20mph speed limits so it is important to be attentive to changing road signs. For the most part, however, the urban areas of Preston have the regular speed limit of 30mph while the major roads and motorways have higher limits.

  • The average price of petrol in Preston is around £1.20/litre, comfortably below the national UK average. However, within Preston itself, there can be as much as £0.10 difference on the litre between the cheapest and most expensive petrol stations. Great value can be found in supermarket petrol stations, but for specialised fuel or more in-depth car services you may be better served visiting a roadside petrol station from one of the major providers.

  • Preston city centre is served by four major multi-storey car parks, all of which offer a different variety of services. Avenham Car Park and St George’s Shopping Centre both offer pay and display as well as electrical charging points, as well as a number of virtual paying options that can also be found at Preston Bus Station. For long-term parking, head to Preston Train Station, where you can also book your space in advance. Prices vary, but start from as little as £1.30 an hour.